Stephen M. Monroe is the managing editor and a partner at Irving Levin Associates, Inc. He is a respected and often quoted industry leader. Established in 1948, Irving Levin Associates is a research and publishing firm that specializes in the seniors housing and health care investment markets, with several newsletters and acquisition reports. Mr. Monroe has been with the company for over 30 years and has published extensively in the health care and seniors housing investment arena. He is the editor of The SeniorCare Investor, the leading industry newsletter, and The Senior Care Acquisition Report, an often-quoted annual study of acquisition trends in the senior care market. These publications have won numerous awards. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Monroe was a vice president of investment banking at Kidder, Peabody & Co. in New York City where he completed a variety of public equity, bond and merger and acquisition transactions. He received his MBA in Finance from Columbia University and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Vermont.